Virtual Special Issues from Justice Quarterly

Justice Quarterly (JQ) proudly celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2013. From its inception, JQ has encouraged a global and interdisciplinary approach to theoretical, empirical and interpretive studies of issues related to criminal justice. These virtual special issues presents a snapshot of JQ’s legacy, featuring over forty representative and highly cited articles separated into four key themes taken from across the archive.

We hope that you enjoy this virtual collection from the past three decades of JQ’s cutting-edge, critical scholarship.  Access to the full-text articles is available to JQ institutional subscribers and ACJS members through their member access vouchers.   

A Generation of Policing Research

Policing research prior to 1980 was often hindered by several factors. The many challenges to conducting policing research included lack of access to police agencies and data, subsequent limitations of method, and a failure to effectively…

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Thoughts on Seminal Theoretical Criminology

When Editor Spohn first approached us about putting together the list of seminal pieces in theoretical criminology published in Justice Quarterly over the past thirty years we immediately said yes. Fools we were at that time, because we had…

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Thirty Years of Research on Court Processing

The first issue of Justice Quarterly (JQ) was published in 1984, and since that time JQ has grown to become one of the top peer-reviewed journals in the field of criminology and criminal justice.  Policing, courts, and corrections scholars…

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